So, you’ve decided that a career in dentistry is for you. That’s great! The key to setting off on the right foot is to choose a renowned and respected dental college or university. This will allow you to not only get a great dental education, but if employers know you have come from a competitive educational institute, they are more likely to give you a job. So, here are a few institutions that you should consider, courtesy of DentReps.
University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB)
This university is able to boast a brand new dental college. This was a renovation of their previous college, which has the accolade of being the oldest dental college in the world. It is generally thought of that UMB is one of the most forward thinking and pioneering educational institutes in the states. The dental college was originally founded by dentistry greats Drs. Horace H. Hayden and Chapin A. Harris, who are widely known as the fathers of dentistry.
Let’s leave history to one side for the moment and fast forward to the present day. There are some truly exciting and interesting progression paths you can take. For example, there are courses in experimental pathology available to students.
Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine
I’m sure you knew that Harvard would make the list. The reputation of Harvard is second to none and Harvard is known to have produced some of the world’s greatest thinkers and pioneers. It leads many charts for providing the best university education in the world. The dental school for example takes a lead in cutting edge research and has produced many interesting findings in recent years. While research is arguably world leading, undergraduate programs are also keeping apace. Of course, there is the cost of attending Harvard, as it was recently found that it was the 10th most expensive dental school to attend in the world.
Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine
This is a dental school that you maybe previously hadn’t considered. Based in NY City, this is a great school to attend if you are looking to embark on a dual degree. As of 2017, it can offer five dual degrees to its students. The student experience is also highly praised at Columbia University, so not only will you get a great education, you will also have a lot of fun!
To whet your appetite, have a look at available jobs (https://www.dentreps.com/cm/candidate/search_jobs) to see what educational qualifications employers are looking for.